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Another two week break mostly due to big projects at Loyalist, an upcoming performance project (check it out) another amazing wedding and several new people in and out of the studio.

Let me break this down …

Who’s been around the studio these past two weeks?

Heather Smith, Printmaker, Artist in Residence, Ontario, Woodcut, Relief Print, Award Winnter

Heathers Woodcut Block

Heather Smith, Printmaker, Art in Residence, Award Winnter, Itaglio, Etching

Heather's Etching which includes tiny words which she wrote backwards



Andrew Bailey, Silk Screen, Detail, Illustration, Artist in Residence, Residency, Artist, Printmaker, Screenprint, Award Winner

Detail of Andrew's Screenprint

Andrew Bailey and Heather Smith, both printmakers and winners of our Residency Award. Heather came to work on both woodcut and etching projects and Andrew came to complete a three colour screenprint.

Kara Sievewright, Zine, Print, Silkscreen, Artist in Residence, Residency, Printmaking

Detail of one of Kara's Stencils


Jacqueline Pearce, Writer, Artist in Residence, Writer in Residence, Children Author, Picture Books

Two books of Jacquie's that she left with us

Zine maker and silkscreen artist Kara Sievewright attended the residency the following week, along with children’s book author Jacqueline Pearce. Kara was working on a new zine project, along with some fabric designs. Jacqueline was writing and researching a new historical fiction for children about the War of 1812.

 Fun things that have happened in the past two weeks:

Picton Gazette, Yarn Bomb, Community Project, Public Art

The Times, Newspaper, Article, Yarn Bomb, Spark Box, Public Art, Nell Casson, Linda Cunningham

We had two mentions in the local news regarding our yarn bomb installation with Linda Cunningham. Both were great articles about the project.

Susan Wallis, Calen Wallis, Book Art, Wax, DiscARTed, Prince Edward County, Art Show

Loved these cake books by Susan and Calen Wallis

Jan Sweason, Nakita Russillo, Books and Company, DiscARTed, Art Show, Prince Edward County

Thought these works were great, tree piece by Jan Sweason and paper towers by Nakita Russillo

Nell Casson, DiscARTed, Picton, Prince Edward County, Collage, Books and Company

Nell's collage work

We attended the opening of DiscARTed an art exhibition located on the top floor of Books and Company. The organizers invited local artists and crafts people to re-invent books which were going to be discarded. The show has been well received and there were several interesting pieces.

Wedding, Tamara Sponder, Adrian Capenter, Prince Edward County

I was also in another wedding this past weekend. It was our dear friends Adrian and Tamara (you may remember Tamara from other posts about the studio as she is a former SBS resident).

Wedding Crashers, Piano on Fire, Party

We also crashed a birthday party in our wedding attire … and there was an epic piano fire. Made for great pictures.

kite, flying, outdoors, playful

Hope you have a great weekend!

Links this week:

-I really want to participate in these mailed DIY projects.

-Are you a handmaker? Add your comments to this Handmaker Manifesto.

-I said it before … and I’ll say it again … I really want to start reading more. Maybe this book list is a good place to start.

-Saying farewell to summer with one last ice cream … should have made these cones.

-Go to this link … trust me you won’t regret it.

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  1. BT Haynes says:

    Thanks for sharing the Handmaker Manifesto!

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